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EMERGING MARKETS-Chile stocks see highest rise in two years on copper prices

By Felipe Iturrieta and Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Chilean stocks rose more than 2 percent on Monday, their highest daily rise in almost two years, driven by foreign buyers in large stocks and higher prices for copper, the country's main export. The IPSA index rose 2.69 percent to 5,018.67 points, its best performance since January 2016. The copper reference price on the London Metals Exchange rose 1.5 percent, its largest daily rise in almost two months. Shar

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GLOBAL-MARKETS-Wall Street stocks tick higher; stocks rise worldwide

* Wall Street up after brief uncertainty on New York explosion

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BRIEF-FS Investments, KKR To Form Middle Market Alternative Lending Platform

* FS INVESTMENTS AND KKR PARTNERING TO FORM PREMIER $18 BILLION MIDDLE MARKET ALTERNATIVE LENDING PLATFORM

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GLOBAL-MARKETS-Bitcoin futures steal spotlight, momentum keeps pushing stocks up

* Expectant dollar hovers ahead of Fed rate rise (Updates prices, adds detail)

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EMERGING MARKETS-Dollar decline and data lift lira, emerging markets

LONDON, Dec 11 (Reuters) - A weaker dollar and better-than-forecast economic data briefly lifted the Turkish lira to two-week highs on Monday, against a backdrop of generally firmer emerging assets and a half-percent rise in emerging equities.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Bitcoin futures steal spotlight, momentum keeps pushing stocks up

LONDON, Dec 11 (Reuters) - World stocks climbed and equity volatility neared a record low on Monday as investors focused on signs of strong economic growth ahead of a slew of central bank rate decisions, while the launch of bitcoin futures fed the market's cryptocurrency obsession.

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RPT-COLUMN-The boldest market call for 2018? The consensus: McGeever

LONDON, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Credit markets should brace for a U.S. recession, the U.S. yield curve will invert and growth in America will reach President Trump's lofty and oft-derided target of 4 percent.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Bitcoin futures rocket past $18,000; Asian shares buoyant

* Fed expected to hike rates this week; BoE, ECB also meeting

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Bitcoin futures surge past $18,000; Asian shares firm

* Fed expected to hike rates this week; BoE, ECB also meeting

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Bitcoin futures make firm debut, dollar holds gains ahead of Fed

* Fed expected to hike rates this week; BoE, ECB also meeting

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Bitcoin futures race higher in volatile launch, dollar steady

* U.S. Fed expected to hike rates this week; BoE, ECB also meeting

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Berlin police say bags of bullets found near Christmas market not linked to terrorism

BERLIN (Reuters) - There is no reason to suspect that two bags of bullets found near a Christmas market and mosque in western Berlin have anything to do with terrorism and the find was related neither to the market nor to the mosque, police said on Sunday.

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MIDEAST STOCKS-Major markets rise, led by Saudi and Egypt

* Saudi continues bounce from chart support, volume very high

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Venezuela's oil sales to U.S. fell in Nov to lowest level since 2003

HOUSTON, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Venezuela's crude oil exports to the United States fell in November to their lowest level since January 2003, when a strike knocked down the country's output, due to sanctions and a steep production decline, according to Reuters data.

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WestJet to gain market share with Delta joint venture: Moody's

(Reuters) - WestJet Airlines Ltd's joint venture with Delta Air Lines Inc will put the Canadian air carrier in a stronger position to gain market share, credit rating agency Moody's Investors Service said.

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WestJet to gain market share with Delta joint venture -Moody's

Dec 8 (Reuters) - WestJet Airlines Ltd's joint venture with Delta Air Lines Inc will put the Canadian air carrier in a stronger position to gain market share, credit rating agency Moody's Investors Service said.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks, dollar gain after strong U.S. job growth data

* Dollar index on pace for fifth session of gains (Updates with opening of U.S. markets; changes dateline from London)

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EMERGING MARKETS-LatAm currencies seesaw on mixed U.S. jobs data

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Latin American currencies seesawed on Friday after U.S. job growth posted solid gains in November but wages rose less than expected. U.S. nonfarm payrolls rose by 228,000 jobs last month amid broad gains in hiring as the distortions from the recent hurricanes faded. Still, average hourly earnings rose 0.2 percent, less than the 0.3 percent consensus estimate. The figures left investors guessing over the pace of U.S. interest rate h

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GLOBAL MARKETS-World stocks rise as Brexit deal adds to Asian cheer

* European stocks surge 0.8 pct, following Asian stocks higher

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Roche, Novartis' Italian heads risk trial for alleged market rigging: sources

ROME (Reuters) - The local heads of Swiss drugmakers Roche and Novartis risk facing trial in Italy for alleged market manipulation, judicial sources said on Friday.

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Venezuela's chronic shortages give rise to 'medical flea markets'

SAN CRISTOBAL/MARACAIBO, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela's critical medicine shortage has spurred "medical flea markets," where peddlers offer everything from antibiotics to contraceptives laid out among the traditional fruits and vegetables.

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COLUMN-The boldest market call for 2018? The consensus: McGeever

LONDON, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Credit markets should brace for a U.S. recession, the U.S. yield curve will invert and growth in America will reach President Trump's lofty and oft-derided target of 4 percent.

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Liberty Specialty Markets to redomicile UK insurance company to Luxembourg

LONDON, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Liberty Specialty Markets said on Friday it planned to redomicile its UK insurance company to Luxembourg as a result of Britain's decision to leave the European Union.

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BRIEF-Giga Media Ltd CEO Cheng-Ming Huang Reports Open Market Purchase Of 55,070 Shares Of Co's Common Stock On Dec 6 At $2.9375 Per Share

* GIGA MEDIA LTD CEO CHENG-MING HUANG REPORTS OPEN MARKET PURCHASE OF 55,070 SHARES OF CO'S COMMON STOCK ON DEC 6 AT $2.9375PER SHARE - SEC FILING‍​ Source text: [http://bit.ly/2yOQita] Further company coverage:

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CEE MARKETS-Forint touches new 2017 low after Nov inflation data

BUDAPEST, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Hungary's forint touched its lowest level for the year on Friday after November inflation data signalled no imminent change to maintaining the central bank's ultra-loose monetary policy stance. At 0918 GMT, the forint was a touch weaker on the day, rebounding from a 2017 low of 315.18 versus the euro. Hovering around the key 315 line, the forint has extended its losses for the year and is underperforming both the Polish zloty and the Czech crown . Anal

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Sterling hits 6-month high, stocks up as Brexit deal adds to Asian cheer

* European stocks surge 0.9 pct, following Asian stocks higher

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia cheers China trade boost, bitcoin comes off heady heights

* Sterling twitchy as EU and UK makes breakthrough on border talk

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia cheers China trade boost, bitcoin shoots for the stars

SYDNEY, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Asian shares rallied for a second session on Friday as economic news from China and Japan beat all expectations and investors marvelled at the meteoric ascent of bitcoin, the market's new crypto-star.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia gets China trade boost, bitcoin shoots for the stars

SYDNEY, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Asian shares rallied for a second session on Friday as economic news from China and Japan beat all expectations, and investors marvelled at the meteoric ascent of the market's new crypto-star, bitcoin.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Japanese shares rally, bitcoin shoots for the moon

SYDNEY, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Asian shares rallied for a second session on Friday as investors awaited major economic data from China and the United States while marvelling at the meteoric ascent of the market's new crypto-star, bitcoin.

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U.S.-based stock ETFs attract $14.6 billion of inflows, largest since June: Lipper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S.-based stock ETFs attracted $14.6 billion of inflows in the week ended Wednesday, their 10th consecutive week of inflows and the largest since June, illustrating investors'...

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UPDATE 1-U.S.-based stock ETFs attract $14.6 bln of inflows, largest since June -Lipper

(Adds quotes from senior research analyst) By Jennifer Ablan NEW YORK, Dec 7 (Reuters) - U.S.-based stock ETFs attracted $14.6 billion of inflows in the week ended Wednesday, their 10th consecutive week of inflows and the largest since June, illustrating investors' appetite for low-cost exposure to record-high stock markets. Risk appetite was also reflected in high-quality bonds. U.S.-based investment-grade corporate bond funds attracted $622 million of inflows in the week ended We

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U.S.-based stock ETFs attract $14.6 bln of inflows, largest since June -Lipper

NEW YORK, Dec 7 (Reuters) - U.S.-based stock ETFs attracted $14.6 billion of inflows in the week ended Wednesday, their 10th consecutive week of inflows and the largest since June, illustrating investors' appetite for low-cost exposure to record-high stock markets.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks gain as risk appetite returns; oil rebounds

* Bitcoin tops $15,000, continues surge (Updates with afternoon trading)

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Blockchain network IOTA teams up with Microsoft, others on data marketplace

NEW YORK (Reuters) - (In this version of the Nov. 28 story IOTA corrects partners in the project to remove reference to Cisco in headline and first paragraph and Huawei in fifth paragraph, include Microsoft in headline and text. IOTA clarified that the error was due to the fact that it co-founded the Trusted IoT Alliance with Cisco.)

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks gain, dollar hits two-week high as risk appetite returns

* Bitcoin tops $15,000, continues surge (Updates with open of U.S. markets; changes dateline from London)

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CORRECTED (OFFICIAL)-Blockchain network IOTA teams up with Microsoft, others on data marketplace

NEW YORK, Nov 28 (Reuters) - IOTA, an open-source blockchain network, has teamed up with some of the biggest global corporate names led by Microsoft, Volkswagen and Samsung Group to launch what is aimed to be a secure marketplace for data, IOTA co-founder David Sønstebø said on Tuesday.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil markets slump as pension reform odds fade

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Brazilian markets plummeted on Thursday after President Michel Temer's administration failed to gather enough support from lawmakers to put a pension overhaul plan to a vote. A senior lawmaker said on Wednesday that the government's coalition expected to have enough votes later that day to pass the bill, which investors see as crucial to curbing public debt. But a failure to do so led policymakers to put off a decision, originally

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Bosnian suspected of plotting Christmas market attack in Austria's Graz

VIENNA (Reuters) - A 25-year-old Bosnian man has been arrested in the Austrian city of Graz on suspicion of planning an attack on its Christmas market, police said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Ingles Markets Q4 Sales $1.09 Bln Versus $962.4 Mln

* INGLES MARKETS, INCORPORATED REPORTS FISCAL 2017 SALES TOP $4 BILLION

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar hits two-week high, world shares climb as risk appetite returns

LONDON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - The dollar rose to its highest level in two weeks on Thursday and world shares rebounded amid a broader recovery in global risk sentiment.

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Kiwi.com shareholders test market for possible sale

PRAGUE, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Shareholders in Kiwi.com are considering selling up to a majority stake in the Czech online travel agency, with a deal possible within months, one of the main owners said on Thursday.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar hits 2-week high on U.S. tax reform optimism, world shares climb

LONDON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - The dollar rose to its highest level in two weeks on Thursday over optimism the United States would successfully push through tax reforms, while world shares rebounded after two straight days of losses.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares creep above 2-mth lows, but growth, US policy risks weigh

TOKYO, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Asian shares hovered above two-month lows on Thursday as some high-tech bellwethers bounced back after a searing sell-off although softer oil and copper prices and uncertainty over U.S. policy kept many investors cautious.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares hover near 2-mth low as growth, US policy risks weigh

* Ex-Japan Asia little changed despite rebound in some tech names

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares hover near 2-mth low as growth, US policy risks sap sentiment

TOKYO, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Asian shares held close to a two-month low on Thursday as softer oil and copper as well as U.S. policy uncertainty kept sentiment in check, while high-tech stocks struggled to recover after a searing sell-off.

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Citigroup sees 'high teens' percentage decline in fourth-quarter markets revenue

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc fourth-quarter markets revenue is on track to be down by a "high-teens" percentage from a year earlier, Chief Financial Officer John Gerspach said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Aptiv Plc's CEO Kevin Clark Reports Open Market Purchase Of 22,500 Shares Of Co's Common Stock

* APTIV PLC'S CEO KEVIN CLARK REPORTS OPEN MARKET PURCHASE OF 22,500 SHARES OF CO'S COMMON STOCK ON DECEMBER 6 AT AVERAGE PRICE OF $87.88PER SHARE - SEC FILING Source text - (http://bit.ly/2zUlaq0) Further company coverage:

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China's Ofo joins crowded Paris bike-share market

PARIS, Dec 6 (Reuters) - China's Ofo launched its dockless bicycles in Paris on Wednesday, becoming the fourth bike-sharing scheme operator in a city set to banish all combustion-engine cars by 2030.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Yields fall, stocks choppy as risk appetite wanes

* U.S, German bond yields fall as investors move to safe assets

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BRIEF-Ferroglobe Plc Updates On Open-Market Purchases Of Co's Shares By Its Senior Management

* FERROGLOBE PLC UPDATES ON OPEN-MARKET PURCHASES OF CO'S SHARES BY ITS SENIOR MANAGEMENT

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BRIEF-Acerus Enters Into Loan Facility To Support Anticipated Product Launch And Sales And Marketing Initiatives

* ACERUS ENTERS INTO LOAN FACILITY TO SUPPORT ANTICIPATED PRODUCT LAUNCH AND SALES AND MARKETING INITIATIVES

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Tech tremors spread to financials to spoil global rally

LONDON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Tremors in technology stocks spread to Europe and were set to dent U.S. trading on Wednesday, with weaker metals prices and flagging financials also tripping up a rally that had taken world equities to record highs.

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China pledges 'significant' market opening for foreign investors

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will "significantly" widen market access for foreign investors, state radio on Wednesday quoted vice premier Wang Yang as saying, following a recent move to raise foreign ownership limits in local financial firms.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks hit 2-mth lows on Israel fears, tech selling

LONDON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Emerging equities tumbled to near two-month lows on Wednesday as geopolitical concerns over North Korea and the Middle East soured risk sentiment and investors continued a rotation out of tech stocks, hitting index heavyweights in Asia.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Tech tremors, metals spoil global rally

LONDON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Tremors in tech stocks spread to Europe on Wednesday, with weaker metals prices also tripping up a rally in world stocks which had taken them to record highs.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks hit 2-mth low as risk sentiment sours broadly

* Nikkei drops 2 pct, copper slide hits non-ferrous metal sector

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Japan's Nikkei posts biggest fall since late March

TOKYO, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average fell 2 percent on Wednesday, its biggest percentage drop since late March, with selling accelerating after a break of a key technical support level from its 25-day moving average.

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Gucci Moves Its Fine Jewelry Line Upmarket

Alessandro Michele adds a collection of gem-encrusted designs, expanding the house’s offerings to its already adoring (and buying) fans.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks stumble on Wall Street losses, dollar sags

* Nikkei drops 0.9 pct, copper slide hits non-ferrous metal sector

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EMERGING MARKETS-Mexico index rises on bank deal; Brazil's Bovespa dips

(Updates prices, adds details on Mexican stock index) SAO PAULO, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Mexico's S&P/BVM IPC share index rose 0.64 percent on Tuesday, recovering some ground after falling last week to its lowest level since March. Banorte bank pushed the gains, with its shares rising 2.60 percent as it announced that shareholders approved its acquisition of Grupo Financiero Interacciones, a deal that will create the country's second-biggest bank. The Mexican peso weakened in respons

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks pressured by Wall Street losses, dollar sags

* Long-term US yields slip as curve flattening continues, USD dips

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UPDATE 1-Emerging market fund flows turn sharply negative in late November -IIF

NEW YORK, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Investor fund flows to emerging markets, which have been enjoying a boom for most of this year, turned sharply negative in late November, with equities particularly hard hit, a bank lobbying institution that tabulates flows data said on Tuesday.

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Banned From Winter Olympics, Russia Faces Greatest Sports Crisis Since Soviet Era

The decision carries the whiff of history, although back then the conflicts were rooted in political ideology rather than performance-enhancing drugs.

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Emerging market fund flows turn sharply negative in late November -IIF

NEW YORK, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Investor fund flows to emerging markets, which have been enjoying a boom for most of this year, turned sharply negative in late November, with equities particularly hard hit, a bank lobbying institution that tabulates flows data said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-TMX Group Says Transactions For All TMX Equities Marketplaces In Nov Was 20.7 Million

* TMX GROUP LTD - TRANSACTIONS FOR ALL TMX EQUITIES MARKETPLACES IN NOV WAS 20.7 MILLION VERSUS 23.7 MILLION

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Copper falls to two-month low; tech stocks rebound

* Dollar gains for second day on U.S. tax reform hopes (Updates with afternoon trading)

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Disrupt This! Innovation ETFs are storming the market

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Amazon.com is disrupting retail. Airbnb is disrupting hotels. Uber is disrupting transportation. Who is going to be disrupted next?

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BRIEF-Cboe Global Markets Reports November 2017 Trading Volume

* CBOE GLOBAL MARKETS INC - TRADING VOLUME IN CBOE VOLATILITY INDEX OPTIONS AT CBOE OPTIONS ON DECEMBER 1, REPORTED 3.1 MILLION CONTRACTS TRADED

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Copper prices drop; Wall St's tax rotation pauses

* Dollar gains for second day on U.S. tax reform hopes (Updates with open of U.S. markets; changes dateline from London)

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U.S. Special Counsel Mueller's office has spent $3.2 million since May: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office has spent about $3.2 million so far as part of its ongoing probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, the Justice Department revealed Tuesday in a report.

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Special Counsel Mueller's office has spent $3.2 million since May: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office has spent about $3.2 million so far as part of its ongoing probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, the Justice Department revealed Tuesday in a report.

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JPMorgan CFO sees 4th-quarter market revenue down 15 pct

NEW YORK, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Financial markets quarterly trading revenue at JPMorgan Chase & Co is running about 15 percent lower than a year earlier, Chief Financial Officer Marianne Lake said on Tuesday at an investor conference.

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iPhone market share slips in October-quarter: research firm

(Reuters) - The market share of Apple Inc's iPhone declined in key regions in the three months ended October, hurt by the unavailability of the iPhone X during that time, research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech said on Tuesday.

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U.S. investors overweight in stocks despite market fears: study

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three out of four U.S. investors age 40 and older worry about a correction that will eventually end the long-running bull market in stocks, yet most refuse to head for the exits.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-FTSE keeps Europe steady as sterling suffers Brexit blow

* European shares steady after upbeat euro zone data, FTSE gains

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UK new car sales on course for first annual drop since 2011

LONDON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - British new car registrations dropped 5 percent in the year to date, putting them on track for the first annual fall since 2011, hit by weaker consumer confidence and uncertainty over the future of diesel, an industry body said on Tuesday.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares down as tech blues offset U.S. tax cut optimism

* Investors rotate to banks and other beneficiaries of lower tax

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GM puts an e-commerce marketplace in the dashboard

DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co on Tuesday said it will equip newer cars with in-dash e-commerce technology, betting it can profit as drivers order food, find fuel or reserve hotel rooms by tapping icons on the dashboard screen, instead of using smartphones while driving.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares muted as tech blues offset U.S. tax cut optimism

* Investors rotate to banks and other beneficiaries of lower tax

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares subdued as tech blues offset U.S. tax cut hopes

* Investors rotate to banks and other beneficiaries of lower tax

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MOVES-Northern Trust names Dan Madden ETF Capital Markets head for FlexShares

Dec 4 (Reuters) - Wealth management firm Northern Trust Corp said on Monday it had hired Dan Madden as head of ETF Capital Markets for FlexShares.

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OPEC oil output falls in November to lowest since May

LONDON (Reuters) - OPEC oil output fell in November by 300,000 barrels per day (bpd) to its lowest since May, a Reuters survey found, pressured by a drop in Angolan and Iraqi exports, strong compliance with a supply cut deal and involunary declines.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks, dollar gain as U.S. tax plan advances

* Oil prices ease as market eyes U.S. output (Updates with open of U.S. markets, changes dateline; previous LONDON)

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RPT-VW aims at ride-pooling market with all-electric minibus

BERLIN, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Volkswagen has unveiled an all-electric minibus to target urban customers who prefer to pay for use rather than own a vehicle, furthering the German company's push into new forms of online-controlled personal transport services.

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BRIEF-Medical Transcription Billing CEO Mahmud Ul Haq Reports Open Market Purchase Of 30,000 Shares Of Common Stock

* MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION BILLING CEO MAHMUD UL HAQ REPORTS OPEN MARKET PURCHASE OF 30,000 SHARES OF CO'S COMMON STOCK ON DEC 1 AT 2.93 PER SHARE - SEC FILING‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2jNvmdb) Further company coverage:

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CEE MARKETS-Budapest bucks European stocks rally on Richter plunge

* Richter falls as EMA starts review of its Esmya drug * PKN Orlen rebound reverses Warsaw stock index decline * Zloty firms, Polish rate-setters may voice worry over CPI * Romanian 10-year bond sale draws solid demand after yield rise (Adds Romanian government bond auction, rebound of Warsaw stocks) By Sandor Peto and Radu-Sorin Marinas BUDAPEST/Bucharest, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Budapest stocks eased on Monday, dragged down by a sell-off in drugmaker Richter , now under inv

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Factbox: Trump on Twitter (Dec 4) - Roy Moore, Stock Market

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.

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VW aims at ride-pooling market with all-electric minibus

BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen has unveiled an all-electric minibus to target urban customers who prefer to pay for use rather than own a vehicle, furthering the German company's push into new forms of online-controlled personal transport services.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Dollar strength pressures emerging currencies, lira worst hit

LONDON, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Emerging equities rose from two-week lows on Monday helped by a key growth-boosting U.S. tax overhaul, but currencies fell against the stronger dollar, led by the Turkish lira under pressure from rising inflation.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Tax deal sends dollar surging, preps US stocks for strong day

* Dollar rises 0.4 percent vs currency index; bond yields rise

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Confusion reigns as banks scramble to price FX, bond research under EU markets revamp

LONDON (Reuters) - How much are you worth? For the FX and bond analysts covering the world's biggest markets, how much to charge for their time and research remains in question just a month away from sweeping new rules that require fund managers to pay for these services.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar gains on U.S. tax cut progress; Brexit deal eyed

SYDNEY, Dec 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar bounced to a two-week top on Monday and S&P futures jumped as traders marked the passage of a Senate tax bill over the weekend, a move that raises the risk of more aggressive rate hikes in the world's largest economy.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar gains on U.S. tax cut progress; Asian shares listless

SYDNEY, Dec 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar bounced to a two-week top on Monday and S&P futures rallied as traders marked the passage of a Senate tax bill over the weekend, a move that raises the risk of more aggressive rate hikes in the world's largest economy.

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Shareholders sue Australia's Crown Resorts over China marketing

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian casino operator Crown Resorts Ltd was slapped with a class action lawsuit on Monday for allegedly failing to inform shareholders of a marketing campaign in China that resulted in staff arrests and a slump in the share price.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar, stock futures gain on U.S. tax cut progress

SYDNEY, Dec 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar bounced to a two-week top on Monday as traders celebrated the passage of a Senate tax bill over the weekend, while stronger U.S. stock futures pointed to a merry start for Asian shares.

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Whereabouts of Egyptian ex-PM unknown since deportation home: family

CAIRO (Reuters) - The family of former Egyptian prime minister Ahmed Shafik said on Sunday it has lost contact with him since they say he was deported from the United Arab Emirates to Cairo just days after announcing his intention to run for president next year.

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Qatar riyal stabilising in offshore market after c.bank pledge on dollar supply

DOHA, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Qatar's riyal is stabilising in offshore trade, recovering from several weeks of increasing volatility, after the central bank pledged to ensure liquidity in the foreign exchange market, commercial bankers said on Sunday.

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Voyager fires thrusters for first time since 1980

NASA scientists are able to fire up a set of thrusters on Voyager 1 for the first time since 1980, allowing the spacecraft to orient itself in interstellar space, 13 billion miles from Earth.

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ABC News corrects bombshell report that rattled stock market

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UPDATE 2-Exxon merging oil refining and marketing units

Dec 1 (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp is merging its refining and marketing divisions to boost profits from its downstream businesses, the first major restructuring under Chief Executive Darren Woods.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Latam stocks post narrow gains in cautious buying

(Adds details on Mexican stocks, peso; closing levels) SAO PAULO, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Brazil's benchmark stock index ended slightly higher on Friday as investors sought buying opportunities among stocks that had fallen about 3 percent in the last three sessions on doubts about whether the country's Congress would pass a proposed overhaul of pensions. In recent days, investors and analysts have focused on attempts by President Michel Temer to whip up the votes he needs in Congress to pass

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German police secure nail-filled package found near Christmas market

POTSDAM, Germany (Reuters) - German police on Friday secured a device full of wires and nails found near an outdoor Christmas market in the city of Potsdam, but could not establish whether it had contained explosives.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. tax bill, Russian probe whipsaw financial markets

NEW YORK, Dec 1 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks, the dollar and Treasury yields sank on Friday after an ABC report said former national security adviser Michael Flynn was prepared to testify that Donald Trump instructed him to make contact with Russians during the presidential campaign.

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German police secure nail-filled package found near Potsdam market

POTSDAM, Germany (Reuters) - Experts on Friday made safe a device filled with nails that was delivered to a pharmacy near an outdoor Christmas market in the German city of Potsdam near Berlin, local police and security officials said.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Turmoil as Russia investigation reportedly moves closer to Trump

NEW YORK, Dec 1 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks, the dollar and Treasury yields sank on Friday after an ABC report said former national security advisor Michael Flynn was prepared to testify that Donald Trump instructed him to make contact with Russians during the presidential campaign.

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In a push upmarket, Wells Fargo gives top brokers raises in 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co is giving its top brokers and advisory teams as much as a $40,000 raise next year in a broad strategy to go after wealthier clients, company executives said Friday.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil's Bovespa steady on cautious buying after November decline

SAO PAULO, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Brazil's Bovespa equities index was steady on Friday, dipping just slightly as some investors sought buying opportunities among stocks that swooned about 3 percent in the last three sessions on doubts about whether Congress would pass a proposed overhaul of the country's pensions. In recent days, investors and analysts have focused on attempts by President Michel Temer to whip up the votes he needs in Congress to pass the pension bill, seen as vital to bolste

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BRIEF-Fiera Capital To Acquire Management Of City National Rochdale Fast-Growing Emerging Markets Fund

* FIERA CAPITAL TO ACQUIRE MANAGEMENT OF CITY NATIONAL ROCHDALE FAST-GROWING EMERGING MARKETS FUND

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Markets ignore best European factory data in 17 years

LONDON (Reuters) - European shares traded lower on Friday despite strong euro zone factory data, after a delay to a keenly awaited U.S. tax reform bill dented Asian trading and curbed appetite for the dollar.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Turkish lira, banks in fresh selloff on US trial fears

LONDON, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Turkish lira and bank stocks fell on Friday, extending losses and lagging other emerging markets after U.S. trial testimony implicated President Tayyip Erdogan in a plan to help Iran evade sanctions.

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GLOBAL MARKETS- Markets ignore best European factory data in 17 years

* European PMI data show busiest factories in more than 17 years

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Markets watchdog investigates D. Boerse's handling of new CEO hire

FRANKFURT, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Germany's financial markets watchdog BaFin is questioning Deutsche Boerse over how it communicated the appointment of Theodor Weimer as chief executive, the regulator said on Friday.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares, dollar pare gains after US tax bill vote delayed

TOKYO, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Asian shares and the dollar rose modestly early on Friday in the wake of Wall Street's advances, but those gains were pared as investors awaited the U.S. Senate's vote on tax reform legislation.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares pare gains as vote on US tax bill delayed

TOKYO, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Asian shares and the dollar pared their modest gains on Friday, with risk appetites supported by advances on Wall Street but capped by concern as investors awaited the U.S. Senate's vote on U.S. tax reform legislation.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares edge up with US tax bill in focus

TOKYO, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Asian shares pushed higher on Friday, cheered by Wall Street gains after apparent progress on U.S. tax legislation as investors waited for the Senate's vote, while higher U.S. Treasury yields underpinned the dollar.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazilian, Chilean equities slip as political concerns weigh

SAO PAULO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Brazil's benchmark equities index and currency lost ground on Thursday as markets remained jittery about the uneven progress of a pension reform bill seen as key to shoring up the nation's fiscal health. Worldwide, emerging markets came under heavy selling pressure even as U.S. equity markets rallied, with the MSCI International EM price index posting a 1.8 percent loss for its steepest drop in six months. Brazilian President Michel Temer is loo

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U.S.-based money market funds post $33 billion inflows, largest of 2017: Lipper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors poured $33 billion into U.S.-based money market funds during the week ended Nov. 29, the largest inflows of 2017, Lipper data showed on Thursday, in a sign that...

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BRIEF-Covenant Transportation Says Co And Units Entered Into Fourteenth Amendment To Credit Agreement Dated Sept 23, 2008

* COVENANT TRANSPORTATION SAYS ‍ON NOV 28, 2017, CO AND UNITS ENTERED INTO FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT TO CREDIT AGREEMENT DATED SEPT 23, 2008 - SEC FILING​

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Markets Pass Another Milestone, as Investors Remain Fearless

The latest landmark — Dow 24,000 — reflects optimism about rising profits and lower taxes, and a seeming imperviousness to unsettling news.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks rise with U.S. tax plan in sight; oil wobbles

* Dow breaks above 24,000 mark, U.S. tax bill wins crucial support

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UPDATE 1-TD Bank posts quarterly earnings below market forecasts

TORONTO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Toronto-Dominion Bank reported fourth-quarter results on Thursday which were below market expectations, affected by a decline in revenues at its investment banking business.

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TD Bank posts quarterly earnings below market forecasts

TORONTO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Toronto-Dominion Bank on Thursday reported fourth-quarter results which were below market expectations, affected by a decline in revenues at its investment banking business.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Tech turmoil hits emerging stocks

LONDON, Nov 30 (Reuters) - A selloff on U.S. tech shares fed into emerging markets on Thursday, taking MSCI's emerging tech index almost 3 percent lower on the day, while the Turkish lira shrugged off a firmer dollar on expectations of an interest rate increase.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Lucky 13? Stocks score longest run of monthly gains on record

LONDON, Nov 30 (Reuters) - A dive in high-flying U.S. tech stocks on worries their boom may have peaked left investors wondering on Thursday whether the longest global equity bull run in living memory might be starting to splutter.

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REFILE-GLOBAL MARKETS-Tech tumble hits Asian stocks, bitcoin steadies

TOKYO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Asian shares fell on Thursday, weighed down by a plunge in high-flying tech shares on fears that a long boom in micro-chips may have peaked, while virtual currency bitcoin steadied after a roller-coaster ride in the previous session.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Tech tumble hits Asian stocks, bitcoin steadies

TOKYO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Asian shares fell on Thursday, weighed down by a plunge in high-flying tech shares on fears that a long boom in micro-chips may have peaked, while virtual currency bitcoin steadied after a roller-coaster ride in the previous session.

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Google launches app to for mobile phone users in emerging markets

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google introduced an app on Wednesday designed to help Android smartphone users stay under the limits of pricey mobile data packages in developing countries.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks fall as tech bellwethers hit by fear boom has peaked

TOKYO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Asian shares fell on Thursday, weighed down by a plunge in high-flying technology shares, a move that some see as a healthy correction after a strong rally but others believe may herald the peak of a "super cycle" that has been boosting the sector.

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Oil markets on tenterhooks ahead of OPEC meeting in Vienna

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil markets opened cautiously on Thursday ahead of the outcome of an OPEC meeting in Vienna later in the day, with members set to debate the path for an extension of the group's supply-cut agreement.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Tech share plunge drags Asian stocks lower

TOKYO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Asian shares fell on Thursday, weighed down by a plunge in high-flying technology shares, a move that some see as a healthy correction after a strong rally but others believe may herald the peak of a "super cycle" that has been boosting the sector.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil pension reform worries weigh on stocks, currency

(Updates with final prices, details from Mexico) By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Brazil's stocks and currency fell on Wednesday, extending a recent trend of heightened volatility as traders seek new clues about the likelihood that Congress will approve a plan to streamline the social security system. Chief of Staff Eliseu Padilha said Brazil's government is unwilling to further water down the controversial bill, after repeatedly doing so in order to garner lawmaker

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Sterling rises on Brexit bets; stocks, oil fall

NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters) - The British pound touched a two-month high versus the U.S. dollar on Wednesday as Britain and the European Union moved closer to a Brexit deal, while a tech-sector selloff weighed on Wall Street and on stocks globally.

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BRIEF-T. Rowe Price Group CFO Kenneth Moreland Reports Open Market Sale Of 15,082 Shares Of Co's Common Stock On Nov 28

* T. ROWE PRICE GROUP CFO KENNETH MORELAND REPORTS OPEN MARKET SALE OF 15,082 SHARES OF CO'S COMMON STOCK ON NOV 28 AT AVERAGE PRICE $99.44PER SHARE - SEC FILING‍​ Source text - (http://bit.ly/2jxqzMD) Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 5-OPEC, Russia head for oil cut extension but wary of overheating market

* OPEC, non-OPEC committee recommends extending cuts by 9 months

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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil stocks, currency down on pension reform worries

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Brazil's stocks and currency fell on Wednesday, extending a recent trend of heightened volatility as traders seek new clues about the odds that Congress will approve a plan to streamline the social security system. Presidential Chief of Staff Eliseu Padilha said the government is unwilling to further water down the controversial bill, after repeatedly doing so in order to garner lawmaker support. His remarks worried traders who fe

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New electric London taxi poised for second overseas market

LONDON (Reuters) - London's black-cab maker could strike a deal soon on the second overseas market for the new electric version of its famous taxi, the boss of the Chinese Geely-owned firm told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Factbox: Trump on Twitter (Nov 29) - Stock Market, Matt Lauer

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.

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EMERGING MARKETS-N.Korea test caps emerging stocks gains, lira firms

LONDON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Another missile test in nuclear-armed North Korea capped gains in emerging equities on Wednesday despite a strong run on Wall Street fuelled by U.S. tax reform progress, while the Turkish lira firmed after a period of weakness.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Pound up as Britain coughs up, Bitcoin rockets

* Pound sees best trade weighted gain since April on Brexit hopes

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UPDATE 1-OPEC, Russia set for oil cut extension but wary of overheating market

* Delegates recommend extending output cuts until end of 2018

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COLUMN-Modest Bank of Japan move could spark major market flows: McGeever

LONDON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - The era of super-cheap money is ending, and stocks' remarkable run to new highs and bond yields' refusal to shoot higher suggest world markets are taking this seismic monetary policy shift in their stride.

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OPEC, Russia set for oil cut extension but wary of overheating market

* Delegates recommend extending output cuts until end of 2018

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar cheered by tax cut progress, outshone by bitcoin

SYDNEY, Nov 29 (Reuters) - The dollar held firm on Wednesday after Wall Street shot to record peaks amid signs of progress on U.S. tax cuts, while bitcoin topped $10,000 on a host of exchanges as the frenzy for cryptocurrencies showed no sign of fading.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Chile peso hits 3-mth low; Mexico, Brazil currencies rise

(Updates with final prices, details from Mexico, Brazil) By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Nov 28 (Reuters) - The Chilean peso fell to a three-month low on Tuesday, tracking a decline in prices of copper, the country's main export, though other currencies in the region appreciated after testimony from the nominee to run the U.S. Federal Reserve. The Chilean currency declined for a second day, driving it to the weakest levels since August. In the United States, congressional testimo

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar firm on tax cut progress, outshone by bitcoin

SYDNEY, Nov 29 (Reuters) - The dollar held firm on Wednesday after Wall Street shot to record peaks amid signs of progress on U.S. tax cuts, while Bitcoin topped $10,000 on more exchanges as appetite for digital currencies showed no sign of fading. Asian share markets were not as jubilant, held back by caution over the latest missile test by North Korea and concerns at recent softness in Chinese shares. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up just a fraction, while Chi

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Alibaba markets five-tranche US dollar bonds

SINGAPORE, Nov 29 (IFR) - Alibaba Group Holding, rated A1/A+/A+, is marketing five tranches of US dollar bonds in its second such offering.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares track Wall St rise, wary on North Korea

SYDNEY, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Asian shares rose and the dollar held firm on Wednesday after Wall Street shot to record peaks amid signs of progress on U.S. tax cuts, upbeat economic data and bank-friendly comments from the would-be head of the Federal Reserve.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Wall St, dollar up on U.S. policy hopes; sterling swings

* Wall Street hits fresh records despite N. Korea missile nerves

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Tech stock rally hogs global market spotlight but ownership not cheap

By Caroline Valetkevitch, Rodrigo Campos and Patturaja Murugaboopathy

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GRAPHIC-Tech stock rally hogs global market spotlight but ownership not cheap

By Caroline Valetkevitch, Rodrigo Campos and Patturaja Murugaboopathy

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Blockchain network IOTA teams up with Cisco, Volkswagen, others on data marketplace

NEW YORK (Reuters) - IOTA, an open-source blockchain network, has teamed up with some of the biggest global corporate names led by Cisco Systems Inc, Volkswagen AG, and Samsung Group to launch what is aimed to be a secure marketplace for data, IOTA co-founder David Sønstebø said on Tuesday.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Wall St, dollar rise with U.S. policy in focus

* U.S. Treasury yield curve steepens; investors eye tax policy

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Dark web drug market growing rapidly in Europe: report

LISBON (Reuters) - The illegal drug trade on the dark web is growing rapidly, despite authorities shutting down major market sites like AlphaBay, as crime gangs diversify and seek new clients online, a report by two European Union agencies warned on Tuesday.

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For 1st time since end of the Cold War, Hawaii will test nuclear sirens

Hawaii is taking those threats from North Korea seriously.

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SEC looking at fixed-income markets with 'greater focus': Clayton

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton said on Tuesday that the SEC has formed a group to examine fixed-income markets with the goal of protecting retail...

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Europe cheers Brexit bank verdict, on tenterhooks over Ireland

LONDON, Nov 28 (Reuters) - European shares opened slightly higher on Tuesday as the Bank of England deemed that UK lenders could deal with a "disorderly" Brexit, while the dollar held steady ahead of a confirmation hearing for Federal Reserve chair nominee Jerome Powell.

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Norway's wealth fund sees no significant differences between oil, gas stocks and market

OSLO, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund said on Tuesday it found no significant differences in expected return for oil and gas stocks and the market.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares retreat from decade peak on China anxiety

* Chinese market extend losses after heavy sell-off on Monday

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares fall from decade peak as China falters

* Chinese market extend losses after heavy sell-off on Monday

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Asian shares ease from decade peak, China markets in focus

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares stepped back from decade highs on Tuesday on worries about another sharp sell-off in Chinese stock markets, while the U.S. dollar trod water ahead of a crucial vote for a tax reform in the world's largest economy.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares ease from decade peak, China markets in focus

* Investors await China market open after heavy sell-off on Monday

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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil stocks fall on pension reform jitters

(Adds final prices, Mexico, Chile) By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Brazilian stocks fell on Monday as traders feared the government might have to weaken pension legislation further to ensure its approval in Congress. President Michel Temer's administration agreed last week to soften its controversial plan to streamline the social security system after facing strong opposition from lawmakers. That proposal would generate fiscal savings of about 60 percent of the

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Chipmakers drag stocks after bearish note, U.S. crude slides

NEW YORK, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Declines in chipmaker shares weighed on stocks across the globe on Monday, while U.S. energy shares fell as crude dropped and the dollar slipped against the yen.

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Germany's Christmas markets open under tight security a year after attack

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Christmas markets opened on Monday at the start of the holiday season, with security staff on hand and concrete barriers to protect shoppers, nearly a year after an Islamist militant killed 12 people by driving a truck into crowds.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Chipmakers weigh on stocks after bearish note; U.S. crude slides

NEW YORK, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Declines in chipmaker shares weighed on stocks across the globe on Monday, while U.S. energy shares fell as crude dropped and the dollar slipped to an 11-week low against the yen.

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Turkish PM says EU confused since Brexit, needs to revisit Turkey's future place

LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union is "entirely confused" since Britain voted to leave the bloc and it needs to revisit its vision for enlargement and Turkey's place in that, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Monday.

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CORRECTED-BRIEF-European Medicines Agency Accepts Titan's Marketing Application For Probuphine

* EUROPEAN MEDICINES AGENCY ACCEPTS TITAN PHARMACEUTICALS' MARKETING AUTHORIZATION APPLICATION FOR PROBUPHINE®

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GLOBAL MARKETS-China wobble knocks stocks, bitcoin eyes $10,000

* Fragile bonds hurt China shares, tech share fall hits S.Korea

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EMERGING MARKETS-Rand rises as South Africa dodges double downgrade

LONDON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - South Africa's rand bounced against the dollar on Monday after the country avoided a double downgrade of its local currency debt, although broader emerging markets fell amid jitters over weakness in Chinese and tech shares.

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RPT-EU banks have cut exposure to Britain since Brexit vote

LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Banks on mainland Europe have cut their exposures to Britain since the Brexit vote last year and are concerned about the legality of cross-border deals once the UK leaves, the European Union's banking watchdog said on Friday.

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WRAPUP 3-China blue chips extend losses as bond market mood remains fragile

* Reports of new rules on asset-backed securities underscore regulatory concerns

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Nikkei falls as higher yen, China market woes knock sentiment; Nintendo soars

TOKYO, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Monday in choppy trade after a slightly stronger yen sapped investors' risk appetite, sending stocks such as chip-related firms lower.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks hit by China, S.Korea weakness, euro at 2-mth high

* MSCI Asia-Pacific index down 0.85 pct, Nikkei sheds 0.3 pct

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WRAPUP 2-China blue chips extend losses as bond market mood remains fragile

* Reports of new rules on asset-backed securities underscore regulatory concerns

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WRAPUP 1-China shares extend losses on fragile bond market mood

SHANGHAI, Nov 27 (Reuters) - China's stock markets fell sharply on Monday, extending last week's sell-off, as investors worried about the impact of rising borrowing costs on company profits and braced for more regulatory measures as Beijing cracks down on risky financing.

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U.S. oil dips on increased drilling, but OPEC cuts support global markets

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. oil prices dipped on Monday, easing from two-year highs on the prospect of increased U.S. output, although global markets were slightly better supported by expectations an OPEC-led supply cut will be extended.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks slip as China, S.Korea weakness weigh, euro hits 2-mth high

* MSCI Asia-Pacific index down 0.65 pct, Nikkei sheds 0.3 pct

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks hover near decade peak, euro reaches 2-mth high

* MSCI Asia-Pacific index dips 0.1 pct but in reach of 10-yr high

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Scenes From Sears: 2 Locations Tell a Story of Struggle in a Tight Retail Market

An iconic American company is closing stores and cutting costs as part of a turnaround it hopes will retain loyal customers and attract new ones.

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UPDATE 1-U.S.-based stock ETFs attract $9.4 bln of inflows in latest week -Lipper

(Adds analyst quote on ETF vs active mutual fund flows, byline) By Jennifer Ablan NEW YORK, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Investors poured $9.4 billion into U.S.-based stock exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the week ended Wednesday, the group's eighth consecutive week of inflows, against a backdrop of record closing highs on major markets, Lipper data showed on Friday. Retail investors, however, yanked money out of U.S.-based stock mutual funds, pulling $3.5 billion during the same period, cont

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U.S.-based stock ETFs attract $9.4 bln of inflows in latest week -Lipper

NEW YORK, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Investors poured $9.4 billion into U.S.-based stock ETFs in the week ended Wednesday, the group's eighth consecutive week of inflows, against the backdrop of record closing highs on major markets, Lipper data showed on Friday.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Colombia cenbank springs surprise rate cut; Mexico peso up

(Updates with Colombian central bank, final prices) By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Colombia's central bank lowered its main interest rate in a surprise move on Friday, while Mexico's peso strengthened after the nation's central bank chief said it was undervalued on a day of otherwise quiet activity in Latin American markets. Five of seven board members of the Colombian central bank voted to lower the benchmark rate by a quarter point to 4.75 percent, as policymake

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BRIEF-Prospect Capital Corp CEO John Barry reports open market purchase of 1,043,386 shares of co's common stock on Nov 21 at $6.8956 per share

* Prospect Capital Corp CEO John Barry reports open market purchase of 1,043,386 shares of co's common stock on November 21 at $6.8956per share - SEC Filing‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2i1fIhv) Further company coverage:

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EU banks have cut exposure to Britain since Brexit vote

LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Banks on mainland Europe have cut their exposures to Britain since the Brexit vote last year and are concerned about the legality of cross-border deals once the UK leaves, the European Union's banking watchdog said on Friday.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks set fresh record high on business outlook, euro rises

* Crude oil advances (Adds U.S. market open, byline, dateline; previous LONDON)

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CEE MARKETS-Polish bank stocks retreat on new dividend rules

* Warsaw bank stocks ease as Poland regulates dividends * Romanian PM slams central bank for letting leu weaken * Leu drifts off record lows for now, pressure may return (Recasts with new rules on bank dividends from regulator) By Sandor Peto and Bartosz Chmielewski BUDAPEST/WARSAW, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Polish bank stocks retreated on Friday from 2-1/2 year highs after KNF, the country's financial market regulator set new leverage rules which may limit bank's dividend payment

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EMERGING MARKETS-LatAm markets quiet; Mexico peso up

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Nov 24 (Reuters) - The Mexican peso strengthened on Friday after the nation's central bank governor said the currency was undervalued, on a day of quiet activity in Latin American markets. The peso firmed 0.3 percent to 18.6 to the dollar, still weaker than the 17 to 18 pesos per dollar range Central Bank Governor Agustin Carstens considers reasonable. The central bank has repeatedly offered dollar hedging instruments in order to cushion the curren

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Thai PM reshuffles cabinet for the fifth time since coup

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has reshuffled his cabinet, a statement published in the Royal Gazette said on Friday, the fifth change in his administration since he took power in 2014.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks set for first weekly gain in three, euro edges up

LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - World stocks hovered below record highs on Friday, set to reverse two straight weeks of losses while the euro hit its highest levels in six weeks following stronger than expected economic data this week.

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CEE MARKETS-Political spat over leu weakens it near record lows

* Romanian PM slams central bank for letting leu weaken * Romanian bond yields consolidate, but remain fragile * Zloty and crown drift off highs, forint regains ground By Sandor Peto and Luiza Ilie BUDAPEST/BUCHAREST, Nov 24 (Reuters) - The leu eased to levels near record lows on Friday after Romanian Prime Minister Mihai Tudose criticised the central bank (NBR) for not intervening to stop the currency's slide. The leu, which traded at 4.655 against the euro at 1108 GMT,

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Danish supermarkets Bilka, Fotex hit by Black Friday cyber attacks

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish supermarket chains Bilka and Fotex said their websites had been taken down by cyber attacks at the launch of their Black Friday sales campaigns.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks rally for 4th week, S.Africa markets jittery

LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Emerging stocks overcame their China-fuelled jitters on Friday and were set to extended their rally for a fourth straight week, while South African assets weakened amid nervousness over a possible ratings downgrade.

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Emmerson Mnangagwa Is Sworn In as Zimbabwe’s 2nd President Since 1980

The former vice president succeeded the leader he helped to topple, Robert Mugabe, who had held the office since independence 37 years ago.

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Travel Tips: How to Get the Most Out of Farmers’ Markets While Traveling

Some tips from the acclaimed chef Alain Ducasse. First up: arrive early.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks set for first week of gains in three, euro climbs

LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - World stocks hovered below record highs on Friday, set to reverse two straight weeks of losses while the euro hit its highest levels in six weeks following stronger than expected economic data this week.

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Danish supermarkets Bilka, Fotex hit by Black Friday cyber attacks: media

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish supermarket chains Bilka and Fotex were hit by cyber attacks early Friday, taking down their websites at the launch their Black Friday campaigns, local media reported.

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Pakistan releases from house arrest Islamist blamed for 2008 Mumbai attacks

LAHORE/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A firebrand Pakistani Islamist accused of masterminding a bloody 2008 assault in the Indian city of Mumbai was released from house arrest on Friday and told his cheering supporters his freedom was vindication of his denial of guilt.

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UPDATE 2-KKR sweetens Hitachi Kokusai bid a second time but under market price

* New bid is below market level, values Hitachi Kokusai at $3 bln

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Pakistani Islamist blamed for 2008 attacks in Mumbai released from house arrest

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani Islamist Hafiz Saeed, seen as the mastermind of a 2008 militant assault in the Indian financial hub of Mumbai in which 166 people were killed, has been released from house arrest, his religious charity said on Friday.